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donnell's campaign for the governorship in virginia, and the way he has governed since he has been there. virginia governor bob mcdonnell, after tim pawlenty, now being christened the new voice of the republican moderate. when he was endorsed last year, noted, quote, moderate temperament. mr. mcdonnell was hand-picked by the republican party to give the republican response to president obama's state of the union address earlier this year, after he had been in office precisely 11 days. mr. mcdonnell was praised as the new face of the republican party. move over, tim pawlenty, there is a new republican moderate seeming guy in town. a new republican moderate seeming guy that declared the month of april will be confederate history month in the commonwealth of virginia. governor mcdonnell releasing a proclamation to that effect saying, quote, april is the month in which the people of virginia joined the confederate states of america in a four-year war between the states for independence. oh, that's what we're calling it now, a four-year war between the states for independence. sounds awesome. is that a
, keeping them honest, the governor of virginia declaring april confederate history month but not the proclamation of slavery. now, he's singing another tune. was he pandering to his base and an issue that ripped this country apart? >>> coming up, sarah palin and michele bachmann? are they the new faces of the republican party or outshining the republican party? >>> tiger woods appears ainu ad, the first since the scandal, the ad featuring his late father's voice, strange no doubt about it. strangely compelling as well. what it means, we'll let you decide. first up, keeping them honest. governor bob from virginia calling april history month. a proclamation that resulted in the governor a few hours ago reversion himself. i want to show you what the proclamation said. it was issued friday by the newly elected governor of virginia. this is him. i want to make it big. april is the month the people of virginia joined the confederate states of america and goes on to -- joined the con f fed -- confederate states of america. and the civil war. skips ahead to clause 3, it is import
. >>> the latest on the mining disaster in west virginia. the clock is ticking in an upper blanch mine tonight. four miners still unaccounted for after monday's explosion. authorities say they know where all four were at the time of the blast. rescuers still can't get inside the mine. the levels of poisonous gas is still too high. >> the drill teams are furiously drilling holes in this mountain to vents out some of those dangerous gases but they're confronted with the problem of more than one dangerous gas that is keeping the rescue teams at bay. >> to vent 9 mine of its dangerous gases, crews started drilling three holes last night. the first drill broke through nearly hen 00 feet of rock this morning. rescuers banged on the drill but got no response from below. officials are focused on three of the five drill sites. all 1100 feet down where the lethal gas is being vented. two sites are near a refuge center stocked with food and water to last four days where they hope to find three miners. they believe the fourth miner is no more than 1,000 feet away. >> reporter: abc news has confirmed two m
of the state of virginia, a proclamation naming april as confederate history month. no mention of slavery in the proclamation by the governor. the governor's backtracking on that. we'll have the debate ahead. "get down, get down, get down!" that's the type of ied that earned me a purple heart in iraq six years ago. this is what our troops are up against today. "it can penetrate four inches of armor." efps. specially designed topier. it's a devastating weapon and it was created in oil rich iran. they're ending up in the hands of our enemies. and everytime oil goes up a dollar, iran gets another 1.5 billion dollars to use against us. the connection between oil and the enemy couldn't be clearer. we need to break that connection by breaking our addiction. and we can, by passing a clean energy climate plan. it will cut our dependence on foreign oil in half. some in congress say it's a tough vote. not as tough as what our troops are up against. announcer: there's an easier way. create your own business site with intuit websites. just choose a style, then customize, publish and get found. sweet.
. >> thank you very much. >>> still ahead, confederate history month fallout. first, the governor of virginia comes under fire, and then you think the story is over, but now another state leader is being slammed for comments he made on slavery and the civil war. text your comments to "ac 360" or 22360. presidential historian douglas brinkley will join us ahead. >>> also is liz taylor actually engaged again? here's what she is saying about getting married for a ninth time. we have oil on our shores. natural gas can be a part of the solution. i think we need to work on wind resources. they ought to be carefully mapping every conceivable alternative. there is an endless opportunity right here. if you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes, you may also have very high triglycerides -- too much fat in the blood. it's a serious medical condition. lovaza, along with diet, effectively lowers very high triglycerides in adults but has not been shown to prevent heart attacks or strokes. lovaza starts with omega-3 fish oil that's then purified and concentrated. it's the only omega-3 medic
. but overall so far so good. not causing problems. taking it over to virginia. 66 eastbound. we are doing great through manassas, centreville and beyond. beltway in virginia, happy to report the construction at telegraph is gone. and i can't recollect over to you. >>> earlier this year, northrop grumman announced plans to move to our region and now we know the world's fourth largest defense contractor is moving the corporate headquarters to northern virginia. 9 news now reporter kristin fisher is live with more. good morning, kristin. >> good morning. both virginia and maryland have been courting northrop grumman since last january when the company announced it wanted to move to the washington area. the company made its decision. it will be moving its headquarters to one of two locations in northern virginia, it is either at a site out near dulles airport or right here in crystal city where, as we all know already has several defense contractors in the area and of course we can't forget it is practically next door to the pentagon. i want to share with you what the north rom grumman had to say a
the confederacy heats up, mississippi governor haley barbour weighing in saying why should virginia's governor have mentioned slavery in his proclamation? we will talk with historian douglas brink about the real history of the war and why now, many try to rewrite it. >>> keeping them honest, the ten continue family who sent their newly adopted russian child back, putting him on a plane alone and not even telling russian officials he was coming. this 17-year-old justin hanson that we are talking about, there he is, we blurred his image because of his age and the situation he was involved n he was adopted only about six months ago but last week, he showed up, as you probably know, up announced at russia's child protection ministry with a note from his adopted family saying he was violent and the mom was misled by adoption officials in russia. russian officials are furious, threatening to suspend all adoption buys americans. today, tennessee law enforcement officials held a news conference but the truth is as you are going to see, they are having trouble investigating the case because just answer
at the west virginia mine where deadly gases at unheard levels are keeping rescuers at bay as the families of four missing men wait and pray. >>> plus, honoring the confederacy and stirring up controversy. one governor's decision opens up some old wounds and draws condemnation from some african-american leaders. i'm wolf blitzer. you are in "the situation room." >>> they are self-proclaimed christian with warriors planning to attack law enforcement officers here in the united states and insight the overthrow of the u.s. government. chilling allegations against the alleged members of a michigan malit malitia, and now ominous recordings revealing a deep sea of loathing of those they call terrorists. susan candiotti is working the story for us. susan, tell the viewers what you have. >> reporter: well, wolf, cnn has obtained exclusively an audiotape played during a bond hearing for alleged members of the gutari militia last week. the government says you are about to hear the voice of the alleged leader. >> in this nation we think we are free, but you need a certificate to be born, a license to
. first, a different health care bill was signed last month. not at the white house, but in virginia. virginia governor mcdonnell signed into law that bars the federal government forcing virginians to buy health insurance. he on the record about his state's battle against the federal government. you also have been the attorney general so you knee job pretty well. did you consult with the attorney general when he made his decision to file suit? >> i did. he advised me he had been doing the legal research over the last couple of months about this claim. and we both believed that individual mandate passed by the united states congress is not authorized under the commerce clause of the united states constitution. and so we think it is not a proper act on the people of virginia. we passed a bill during the course of this last general assembly session that went into effect to weeks -- two weeks ago tonight says it is not permissible to force the citizens of virginia to purchase health insurance under penalty of law. we've got standing under that new end actment that i signed today. that's
and abandonment may be filed in virginia. authorities in tennessee trouble with the legal ramifications of the case. >> is hard to say which direction we are going to go. we will meet with d a's office tomorrow morning. we will try to figure out which is the best charge. >> investigators say this woman sent the boy on a plane alone back to russia with a note saying he had psychological problems. >>> late tonight myland's senate voted to approve a bill that increases sex offenders' sentences. also, a sex offender registry is headed for a vote. but texting bills are unresolved. >>> maryland senators killed an effort to bring card games to rosecroft race track. >>> a symbolic milestone of the country's economic recovery. the dow jones industrial average closed over 11,000 for the first time in the year. >>> the numbers are dropping if you are talking about temperatures. do not expect to the's warm weather to occur tomorrow. doug hill has the first look at what is the come tomorrow morning. >>> things are starting to turn a little bit cooler. let's check out the temperatures. down to 52 deg
the confederacy in virginia, how could the governor leave out all mention of slavery, because he said slavery was not a significant issue. the hasty apology came late this afternoon. has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. so, at national, i go right past the counter... and you get to choose any car in the aisle. choose any car? you cannot be serious! okay. seriously, you choose. go national. go like a pro. >>> mitt romney a socialist? ronald reagan a leftist dreamer? rupert murdoch jumps the shark. >>> and the west virginia warnings, the miners were worried that methane levels were far too high before the explosion. and three months ago, inspectors found the fresh air relief systems were operating backwards, blowing out breathable air from the mine. >>> federal officials saying late this afternoon it is still too dangerous to se
whether survivors made it into the escape rooms in a west virginia coal mine. rescuers are starting to go down the mine shaft. >>> fighter jets scramble for what appeared to be a threat on united airlines flight last night. a diplomat is accused of causing a major scare. >>> look at the person sitting next to you. chances are really good only one of you will pay any federal income tax this year. although i have to say whoever is sitting next to you at this hour is probably the person you woke up with. >>> breaking news, four rescue teams are ready to go into the coal mine in west virginia to search for four missing miners. it has been almost four days since an explosion killed 25 miners. the air quality inside the mine has been do dangerous for rescuers to look for survivors. it could take them about three hours just to reach the area where the miners might be. >> as we proceed, there will be judgments made about how far they do continue on the rescue efforts, based on the conditions that they run into, and this is always, you know, an activity that we get into in mine rescue. we are hope
george corley wallace. what the world needs now more of this talk, virginia's new republican governor bob mcdonnell has declared april to be confederate history month. to read his proclamation you would think the war was a joyous war of independence. great stuff all around. got overwhelmed by too much firepower up north. not a word about slavery being the issue or the election of abraham lincoln causing succession. former governor doug water of virginia says the confederate history month stuff is mind-boggling. we're going to talk about what just happened. >>> and will the real john mccain please stand up? he now says he's never considered himself a maverick. could someone please remind him he boasted about his maverick credentials throughout the entire 2008 campaign? we'll remind him tonight, go to the videotape. we're rounding up the mavericks tonight. >>> also, why is president obama having so much trouble winning over white-working-class americans? and how can he win a mandate in 2012 he can't do the job? we'll get to that one. >>> let me finish tonight with thoughts on p
," a setback in the search. rescuers at the west virginia mine get close to where four missing miners are believed to be, but are forced to turn back because of toxic gases. >> it's just the worst of our three options. from a rescue attempt, but the rescue attempt is still very valid because if there is someone alive -- >> senator jay rom feckefeller join us. >>> and they've signed the treaty. can the president get it ratified? and former defense secretary and former republican senator, william cohen joining us in the studio. >>> plus, the united states and russia leaders are trying to reach an agreement on iran. >> they're going to be pushing very hard to make sure that both smart and strong sanctions end up being in place soon to send a signal to iran and other countries that this is an issue that the international community takes seriously. >>> and it's a sister act. >> warn them that that pink elephant is on the move and 2010 is shaping up to be the year the conservative women get together and help take back the country. >> and is it smart to reopen old wounds? we'll be talking ab
let me bring in homer, a west virginia native, a former miner. he's written books, including the most recent "red helmet." he's joining me by skype. when you're looking at methane gas, these were changes made after the last big mining accident, have these safe rooms where people could go in, miners could go in, there would be oxygen, communications and water and keep them safe. apparently searchers went in and looked at one of these rooms and it was empty. how reliable is it to provide a safe place when miners are down there working in these sort of dangerous conditions? >> well, it's a great idea when it works. when you have as huge an explosion as this one, there's not an opportunity necessarily to get to one of these safe rooms or barricade yourself up. this was obviously a huge explosion that killed this many miners right off the bat. the four miners that were missing apparently were in the same area. so the energy that's involved with a blast like this possibly caused them not to be able to get anywhere. >> this apparently is a mine that is a nonunion mine. does that in
luck. >>> and now with more on the continuing follies of virginia governor bob mcdonnell who is sponsoring an essay contest. ladies and gentlemen, here is rachel maddow. >> thank you very much for that. and thanks to you at home for staying us this hour. elizabeth warren is here for the interview tonight. we're very much looking forward to that. >>> we begin with the eroding ground. he is bob mcdonnell, the famously and recently elected governor of virginia. republicans thought enough of his national prospects and thought enough of his image as a revitalizing force for their party that they invited governor mcdonnell to address the nation in response to president obama's state of the union address in february. mr. mcdonnell gave that speech 11 whole days after he was inaugurated. when the republican party decided to declare itself back and better than ever in a slickly produced self-c self-congratulatory web ad, bob mcdonnell was chosen to deliver the first sound bite in that ad. >> here in virginia, we live in the birthplace of american freedom and democracy. and this year,
phone calls in the night. virginia celebrates the confederacy. and also where we start tonight with governor's bob mcdonnell's decision. and virginia ron yagan a former radio talk show host working on a book about his dad. and pat buchanan and msnbc analyst. start with what happened in minnesota today. it's an amazing event. we'll get to the confederate stuff later. what's going on? show you right now is governor palin today with balkman. very fascinating political figures. very good on the stump. much more exciting than mitch mcconnell or john boehner. here is the new starpower of the republican party. let's watch today. >> on the outside i am here to testify she is 20 times more beautiful on the inside. please help me welcome governor sarah palin. >> you know, pat, i think i had a small role here in hosting this program one day when michelle bachmann came on and said we ought to have a media investigation. you were here. and the senate out of that -- a caterpillar became a butterfly and saw her today. she's dazzle on the stump. her speech today was so well given. i think that
that is probably worth less money. in the hills of west virginia, greff strickin families want to know if that could have been avoided. precious lives of hard-working americans. we'll spend some time on both questions tonight. we'll take a close look at the safety record at the mine and take a look at whether the people who should have known better failed to raise alarms. we will share with you an exchange once unthinkable. former chairman alan green span is blamed for the seeds of the collapse. two different challenges yet the same key accountability question. did the government have enough evidence of bad, risky, reckless, even life threatening behavior yet failed to act. an important question and props a too painful lesson. the heart wrenching wait continues in raleigh county, west virginia. search and rescue teams still can't enter the mine. they can't enter because levels of poisonous gases are too high. four miners are still unaccounted for. each passing hour makes survivors in shafts filled with toxic gases less and less likely. more holes are being drilled into the hillside to
virginia later in the program with the congressman whose district the mine is in. >>> meanwhile, afghanistan denying today one of the most inflammatory reports about president hamid karzai that we've heard in a while. that he threatened to join the taliban if the united states kept pressuring him. >> we were shocked to see such kind of comment in the media. the government of afghanistan in which president karzai is a democratically elected president has fighting against terror and fighting against those who put the life of our good people in danger as priority number one. and in that context, that comment, whoever has come up with that, does not make sense. >> san van na guthrie is nbc correspondent and cohost of "the daily rundown." nbc chief foreign correspondent richard engel is live for us in kabul. is this a case that they are shocked to hear that hamid karzai may have said something, shocked that they're gambling with -- are we -- >> reporter: i think it's -- i don't think they're really shocked by it. president karzai has said things like this in the past. what they're sh
getting started tonight. coming up, a virginia couple under arrest now and charged with animal cruelty in connection with a cockfighting ring. >>> also tonight, fireses are for firefighters. why were police called to this massive house fire in prince george's county. >>> a well-known health organization wants the federal government to wage war on salt. we are coming right back. >>> it is one of the biggest related seizures in the entire state of virginia. tonight a spotsylvania county couple is facing dozen of charges after running a suspected cockfighting breeding farm. they were under investigation since authorities raided their rural home on march 3rd. jane watrel joins us from the newsroom with more on how those animals and neighbors were suffering. jane? >> reporter: jim, it was loud. authorities say that they could have brought 150 charges against the couple but settled for 49 misdemeanor and felony charges apiece. largest seizure of its kinds in the state of virginia. stacks of chicken crates are all that remain of what authorities believed was a cockfighting breeding farm. alic
, an explosion in west virginia. thanks, brian. >>> there are new questions today over mine safety and coal profits. following this accident, labor secretary hilda solis is promising to take action with a special team of investigators to look into what caused the explosion. in a statement she writes, miners should never have to sacrifice their lives for their livelihood. let's bring in journalist and cultural historian jeff biggers joining us on skype today, the author of "reckoning at eagle creek, the secret legacy of coal in the heartland." good to have you on with us. you know this industry as well as anyone. it is a way of life. it's how they make a living. there's not a whole lot of economic development in this part of west virginia except coal mining. have the people of this area just come to accept the risk? >> they've come to accept the risk but i think like any americans they want to be able to go to work every day knowing that there are rules on the books that are going to be followed and enforced, that there's no reason to have unnecessary risks, especially if they're going to lo
side, maryland. 39 in springfield and dale city. 37 in manassas. 39 martinsburg, west virginia. when a nice day it will be today. plenty of sunshine today. that's how the irish republican army would say it. 76 degree. >> we have a wrinkle the rush hour. folks coming out of fredericksburg, 95 northbound before you get to -- sorry, north of route 3 before route 17, accident to the left. trackter tiler involved. route 3 to route 1 to 17, back over to i-95. relatively easy. overnight road work, the interchange at quantico should be wrapped up. let's head over to see how we are doing elsewhere. road work on the inner loop. braddock road, few moments ago, flashing lights. they are still out there. >> jerry, thank you. >>> it is now 18 minutes before the top of the hour. why there's suddenly more rest for the weary along virginia's highways. >> search for two missing cousins. why their cell phones could be a crucial clue about what happened to them. >>> a father ar renchlgts cue efforts continue in china following strong earthquakes that struck a mountainous reege original near tibet yester
's a good call. go national. go like a pro. >>> celebrating the confederacy in virginia, how could the governor leave out all mention of slavery, because he said slavery was not a significant issue. the hasty apology came late this afternoon. >>> mitt romney a socialist? ronald reagan a leftist dreamer? rupert murdoch jumps the shark. >>> and the west virginia warnings, the miners were worried that methane levels were far too high before the explosion. and three months ago, inspectors found the fresh air relief systems were operating backwards, blowing out breathable air from the mine. [ tires screech ] ♪ [ sighs ] ♪ that's two for doubting. [ chuckles ] you hit like my sister. really? i'd like to meet her. [ male announcer ] the volkswagen cc. award-winning design starting under $28,000. it's a whole new volkswagen, and a whole new game. en like you love activia light? sometimes i have no choice but to eat on the run... and to eat whatever happens to be around. heavy greasy food that's hard on my diet... and my digestive system. so i eat activia light every day. activia light,
, los angeles >> couric: meanwhile, in west virginia, hope is turning to despair. the fate of four missing miners remains uncertain tonight as once again dangerous conditions inside the mine forced rescue teams to turn back. national correspondent jim axelrod is in montcoal, west virginia. jim, it's been more than four days since this explosion. where does the rescue operation stand now? >> reporter: katie, for the third time in two days rescue teams are back inside the mine, although it is clear to say with every passing hour chances grow slimmer for a miracle in west virginia. the funerals started today in west virginia. 61-year-old benny willingham was among the first laid to rest. his army buddies flew here from california to say good-bye. they used to ask their pal about his dangerous job. >> he said "it is what it is, i've got to take care of the family." he knew what the possibilities could be. >> reporter: the remaining glimmer of hope continued to fade this afternoon after more frustration for rescue crews. at 12:45 this morning, two teams with eight workers each had enter
in the search for four missing west virginia miners. toxic air has forced rescuers out of the mine. we'll take you to the scene. >>> plus, questions we've been asking about toyota executives all along. what did they know about the safety problems? when did they know it? when were they warned? today we have a troubling new answer. >>> also, virginia's governor still says there should be a confederate history month. he's apologizing for leaving out any reference to slavery in his original proclamation. that is not soothing his critics. people on both sides are up in arms over thisser shoe. they're blogging about it like mad. we're going to step back. we're going to take a deep breath and have an honest discussion about the confederacy and what role it plays in american history. should there be a confederate history month? if you haven't chimed in, go to facebook and do it now on my facebook page. >>> as i said, let's go right back to vest wirnlg wirnlg and follow up on what is going on. brooke baldwin is in naoma, west virginia. they have had a serious setback in their attempts to reach those fo
in virginia. he has called of course within the last 24 hours for an investigation and a report to be on his desk by next week on the mine safety situation nationally. he wants to know what has been done, where are the violations, and what steps can be taken? also, of course, the senators from west virginia, senator byrd, senator rockefeller similarly calling for an investigation. hearings are already going to be held. we've heard a lot of criticism of the massey energy company. the president is now coming out of the oval office. on airforce one from prague he was first notified of the letter today from justice john paul stevens, the longest serving justice right now on this court. the president. >> i want to say a few words about the tragedy that took place this week in west virginia, but before i do, i'd first like to comment on the news that justice john paul stevens will retire from the supreme court at the end of its current term. when president ford was faced with a supreme court vacancy shortly after the nation was still recovering from the watergate scandal, he wanted a nominee who w
of west virginia miners. brian todd has taken us through a drill to give us an idea of the latest problems that rescuers are up against. >>> lisa sylvester is monitoring some of the top stories that are coming into "the situation room" right now. good to see you, what are you working on? >> north korea calls president obama's new nuclear policy hostile. posing a thuk clear threat to new york career. president obama pledged to refrain from using nuclear weapons on countries using nonproliferation standards. >>> thailand -- the actions sent soldiers and police in retreat, despite tear gas canisters and water cannons and also of course the government restored a tv channel which had been shut down. protesters as you can see, they have been demonstrating for a new government for the past month. >>> and qatar says its diplomat that conjured up a bomb scare will be sent home but he won't be flying united. when he tried to board a united flight, he was turned away. they said he violated a federal law when he joked about lightsing his shoes on fire. apparently, united not taking hill home. he's not
in west virginia. the four remaining miners are found dead. we'll have a live report. mourning the dead in kurdistan, the new government says the state could haviers are looted and they count the cost of violent protests. >>> an american grandmother triggers an incident when she sends a 7-year-old boy back to moscow. >>> thank you for joining cnn. i'm natalie allen. this is "world report." the worst u.s. coal mining accident in a quarter century just became the deadliest in 40 years. at a news conference in west virginia, officials confirmed what had been feared for several days, that four missing miners have been found dead. a massive explosion on monday killed at least 25 miners. search crews made a fourth attempt to reach an area of the coal mine where the men could have taken refuge. but the governor says they never made it. >> none of the shachambers had n deployed and none of our miners suffered. so this journey -- this journey has ended. and now the healing will start. >> funerals for four of the victims were held on friday including a 61-year-old miner who was just five weeks fr
seeing snow showers all afternoon. that is how colin is there. parts of west virginia and kentucky also have showers. here is our story, a big change from this time yesterday. 56 in fairfax. gaithersburg at 53 degrees. it will be pretty chilly. we will head back to the mid 60's tomorrow. we will look ahead in the next few minutes. >> another setback for rescue crews in west virginia. the hurdles that are facing the search for missing miners. >> [inaudible] >> president obama response to [inaudible] what sarah palin had to say in return. >> how did a cow end up in a trapped in the trance of their shopping routine, some people don't notice the difference between meat and mystery when they enter... ...the frozen zone is it real chicken? or something else? some chicken nuggets and tenders look like they have mystery meat. with my perdue frozen nuggets, there is no mystery. just real all-white meat, made with 100% natural ingredients, no fillers, no preservatives, and a delicious taste your family will love. perdue frozen chicken. all-white meat. no mystery. >> you are watching abc 7 news at
. >>> governors of maryland and virginia came together with the mayor of d.c. to talk about making the metro more safe. virginia governor bob mcdonnell said poor management is one of the reasons for recent safety issues including the deadly accident. a metro spokesperson says they welcome more oversight. >>> a d.c. councilman is introducing a proposal to raise more money for the metro system. he is proposing a 10 cent per gallon surcharge on gas sold in the district. this would include parts of maryland and virginia. it would require congressional and state approval. >>> she was a leader in fight for civil rights. tonight, we remember the long life and legacy of dorothy height >> all over washington d.c., people are remembered a legend and the impact she had on the civil rights movement. district resident and civil rights icon, dorothy height, is being mourned. she was the president of the national council of negro women. flowers were placed outside the building named after the powerful leader. >> she stood for dignity. she stood for rights. she stood for bringing out the best in people. she stoo
in virginia, beautiful shot. sun getting ready to set, traffic easing between the 14th street bridge and mixing bowl. back to you. >>> topper has the forecast. maybe a jacket but no hat? >> yeah, no hat. we've stepped back into april. here's your forecast first. for tonight clear skies. you will need a jacket later tonight. it will be chilly, upper 30s in the suburbs. mid-40s downtown. winds light out of the southwest at 5 to 10. temperatures now, still around 0, a couple of -- 60, a couple of 50s here and there. 60 downtown. 60 gaithersburg. also in frederick. when we come back we talk about the 70s. we'll step in may tomorrow. you know what that means, showers. >>> still to come -- carrying on about carry-ons. how congress is fighting the latest airline fees but first, some encouraging news about an industry that brings millions of dollars into our area. >>> good news about the chesapeake bay blue crab population. >> blue crab population is actually roaring back and actually coming back stronger than many ever would have predicted. once decimated, this population is not only reboun
a lot of political weight in west virginia and has always fought against tightening mine safety regulations and always fought against mining labor rights and things like that. but also it's really important to say that this kind of deep underground mining and gassy mines is just dangerous. and it's always been dangerous. and there's no way that you can do this kind of thing and not run the risk with these kinds of explosions. >> yeah. absolutely. it is dangerous work. when you hear these family members, certainly you want, if possible, the best circumstances for those people who put their lives on the line and go into those coal mines, work that honestly nobody wants to do. >>> coming up in less than 30 minutes, we're going to talk to a former minor and author from the west virginia area about the safety dangers these miners, generation upon generation face when they go on and do that work. >>> developing now, an aaronment hearing is being held in a massachusetts courtroom at this hour for three teenagers charged in the bullying of a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide. none
bring those qualities to domestic mining policy? at least 25 dead in west virginia. any real chance of rescuing four potential survivors could not have begun until tonight because it is all cheaper that way. >>> an arrest in washington state of a man who allegedly threatened the life of a united states senator over the new health care laws. [ tires screech ] ♪ [ sighs ] ♪ that's two for doubting. [ chuckles ] you hit like my sister. really? i'd like to meet her. [ male announcer ] the volkswagen cc. award-winning design starting under $28,000. it's a whole new volkswagen, and a whole new game. award-winning design starting under $28,000. these are actual farmers who raise vegetables in campbell's condensed soup. so if you've ever wondered who grew my soup, well, here they are. ♪ so many, many reasons ♪ it's so m'm! m'm! good! ♪ because with national, i roll past the counter... and choose any car in the aisle. choosing your own car? now that's a good call. go national. go like a pro. >>> death threats against a u.s. senator because of how she voted on health care reform. a
's five-day forecast. >>> new tonight, police released video of a b heist in northern virginia. a fast-food restaurant with customers inside. prisons william county police say they're not the only brazen bandits on the run. wisdom martin has the latest. >> reporter: we're talking about three different crimes and groups of suspects but what makes this so stunning is the fact that they're so aggressive and bold when they're committing these crimes. tonight police are releasing surveillance video of the suspect in action in hopes of getting them off the streets. this is just released surveillance video captured at wendy's on old bridge rode a few months ago around 9:00 just after customers placed their orders, police say two masked men rushed in. >> two suspects came in. one is going to stay at the front counter. and then the other is going to jump over. and take the manager with him to the back room. >> reporter: he struck the manager in the head and forced him to the ground. eventually he forced that same manager to open the safe. took the money, and ran away. >> there is always a poten
mining policy? at least 25 dead in west virginia. any real chance of rescuing four potential survivors could not even have begun until tonight, because it's all cheaper that way. >>> also, an arrest in washington state of a man who allegedly threatened the life of a united states senator over the new health care laws. [ female announcer ] breathe right asks... [ woman ] could i ask you to strip on the street? absolutely! i have a lot of stuffiness at night. it wakes me up. i have allergies. ♪ you're right. i'm getting more air. -oh, yeah. -oh, wow! [ female announcer ] for two free samples, go to breatheright.com. >>> death threats against a u.s. senator because of how she voted on health care reform. and how a state attorney general was bribed or blackmailed into joining that frivolous lawsuit against it. another senator and top conservative columnist rip fox news claiming it can bias viewers and republicans who thought fox was working for them have learned they are working for fox. >>> new developments in worst persons in the weekend at bernie's case. the family that tried to board
. >>> we start in west virginia where hope is fading but it is still there that rescue crews will be able to get back into the upper big branch mine and find four missing west virginia miners alive. the search teams got the all clear and made a mad bash back inside. yesterday they got within 500 feet but forced to turn back because of dangerous gas levels and fears of possibly another explosion. one of two injured miners who survived has been released by the hospital. the ap reports he's not talking to anyone this morning. give us a sense of how optimistic they are as they get set to go back into the mine and look for the four missing mine re rers. >> reporter: they are still hopeful. keep in mind we're at hour 6 since the fatal blast in naoma, west virginia. these men should have made it by this point to the long wall. section 22, this is this 2,000 foot stretch of wall deep inside this coal mine where the rescue teams believe three of the four missing miners are located and also where they've been honing in on this rescue chamber. as everyone been repeating, if there's any hope of survi
the potomac in virginia several dozen people armed with weapons will hold a protest march at bradley point. if the group says it intends to be the first to hold a gun demonstration at a national park. >>> americans are losing faith in the government. 80% of people say they don't trust washington to solve the nation's problems. 22% say they can trust the government. nearly half say the government has a negative effect on their daily lives. most participants say washington is too big and powerful and interferes excessively and state and local matters. >> 15 years ago today one of the deadliest terror attacks on u.s. soil took place. 168 people were killed when timothy mcveigh exploded truck bomb outside the federal building in oklahoma city. survivors, family members, and hundreds of others will commemorate the anniversary. the ceremony will begin shortly before the time the bomb went off on april 19, 1995. >> hard to believe its 15 years. coming up, some good news for frequent fliers. carry on charges will not be the new norm for most major carriers. >> also, cutting congestion on one of ou
virginia. here's a look at the satellite. the last of the rain showers long gone now across the southeastern tip of virginia, northeast north carolina moving away from us. so we do have really thick fog this morning, primarily from frederick, maryland to the northern virginia piedmont, that will last through 9:00 or 10:00, then plenty filled with sunshine our skies will by later on this afternoon. high temperatures today upper 50s to low and mid-60s so a hint cooler than average. but the big time warm-up returns for thursday and friday. jerry, over to you. >> all right, chuck. good morning. let's see how we're doing. some areas shrouded by fog, this is 95, north from lorton. the visibility pretty decent to the capital beltway. along i-270, plenty of fog as you make the trip south to germantown and south, so be aware of it. some of that fog you come up on it rapidly with little notice. folks you can see slamming on brakes, be cautious. >> good morning to you, thank you. >> good morning, jerry. shocking new developments regarding the firing of hundreds of d.c. teachers. six mo
of moments on the search for four missing miners in west virginia. families, holding on to hope for a miracle today. we're going to to look at the upper big branch mine, safety crews say crews are making some progress since monday's blast that killed at least 25. talking to someone about the risks they face in a moment stand by for that here. >>> in the meantime, there's new word of a major shift in foreign policy, reports say the white house is rewriting the document that identifies the biggest threat to national security, removing islamic references, including those that involve jihad and islamic extremism. that's an about face from the previous administration. good morning, everybody, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to america us -- to "america's newsroom". martha: that's going to get a lot of attention. good morning, bill, good morning, everybody at home, i'm martha maccallum, the obama administration has already sort of shunned the phrase the war on terror, so widely used burg the -- during the bush administration. sources say this new change in the language, wee moving that word, islamic, with
the four miners missing in west virginia did not survive the deadly explosion. where their bodies were found. >>> the grandmother of an adopted russian boy packs his bags, puts him on a plane to moscow alone. now her decision is sparking outrage on both sides of the globe. >>> and the scandal that rocked his life hasn't hurt his golf swing, tiger woods is near the top of the leader board at the masters. rafer weigel tells us what woods needs to do to win another green jacket. >>> you're watching hln on this saturday, april 10th. glad you're with us, i'm susan hendricks. >>> we begin in west virginia where the search for those four missing miners has come to a tragic end. rescue workers found the miners' bodies last night. a mine safety official says rescuers actually passed the bodies on earlier trips into the mine, but conditions inside the shaft were so bad, they couldn't see the miners until last night. families, of course, were hoping the miners were waiting for rescue in one of the underground safety chambers, but west virginia's governor said this. >> none of the chambers had bee
apprentice." >>> men were taken to a federal courthouse in norfolk, virginia, yesterday. the u.s. flew the suspected somali pirates from east africa where they were held on american ships. if convicted, they face a mandatory life sentence. >>> the boy scouts of america must pay more than $18 million to a s abuse victim. jurors in portland, oregon, ordered the boy scouts to pay jerry lewis $18 million in punitive damages. the abuse happened back in the 1980s. >> i don't have closure yet. i have a long road ahead of me, still. but a huge jumping point, a huge start for me. >> last week a juror found them negligent. they noted the scouts never apologized to lewis. >>> crossing guards could be next on the chopping block in fed rick county, maryland. the sheriff's office considering eliminating the jobs at a dozen schools because of the budget. parents are not the only ones concerned about the proposal. >> reporter: how important are the crossing guards to you? >> very important. >> reporter: every afternoon when the elementary school here gets out hundreds of kids rush a across the busy in
in the confessional and, of course, in the zone. >>> virginia's republican governor has outdone himself. he thinks now would be the perfect time to honor the confederacy. the reverend jesse jackson will rip on that at the bottom of the hour. >>> plus, hannity and the huskies make a cameo appearance in the "playbook" section of "the ed show." stay with us. we're right back here on msnbc. be good to your heart? so is campbell's healthy request soup. low in fat and cholesterol, heart healthy levels of sodium, and taste you'll love. guy: mmmm! chef: we're kind of excited about it. announcer: campbell's healthy request. because with national, i roll past the counter... and choose any car in the aisle. choosing your own car? now that's a good call. go national. go like a pro. >>> it's going to take a miracle for rescuers to get to the four trapped west virginia miners and get them out alive. that mining company had thousands of safety violations over the years. this has me convinced we need an investigation into criminal negligence. i have a commentary next. is your fitness drink pure? ♪ this one is. ♪
on those subjects. >>> virginia's republican governor thinks he was widely insensitive for him to honor the confederate forces without noting that slavery was wrong. the head of the republican governor's association, haley barbour from mississippi says african-american outrage doesn't amount to diddley. >>> plus, al gore. yeah. should he be on president obama's short list for the supreme court? i think so. that's coming up in the "playbook." >>> this is the story that has me fired up tonight. it's the story about whether you really care about people or not. the republican party is filled with fiscally conservative frauds. the senate is back from their two-week-long vacation, spring break. the first order of business is a $9 billion extension of unemployment benefits. that really has effected over 200,000 americans who saw their benefits cut. senators have been, let's see, flying around the globe and eating in the best restaurants while the unemployed americans have had basically been shut out in the cold on this deal. at this hour the senate is trying to end the debate and give these fo
quiet with one notable exception, the roadwork in virginia i-95 southbound. we lose the right lane headed south through lorton and woodbridge, backup beginning in newington. the hov lanes are configured for the northbound flow and within the hour, vdot should flip over. route 1 as an alternate would certainly be a good idea. let's head over and check out 270 northbound/southbound, doing okay. a report of a vehicle fire up here near 118 in germantown. the fire department came, so far they haven't found anything but we'll keep a watch on and let you know. barbara, back to you. >> all right, jerry. thank you. >>> our time, 11:10. investigators are still trying to figure out what caused smoke to fill the cockpit of a plane that left dulles airport bound for washington state. united flight 9 t 17 took off around 5:00 last night and was headed for seattle but two hours into the flight it had to make an emergency landing in sioux falls, south dakota. for some reason, the cockpit had filled up with smoke, the plane landed safely and no one was hurt. we spoke to one passenger, though, who w
>>> making news on this friday, april 9th -- >> in west virginia, a new mission to find miners who may still be alive. rescuers re-enter the mine overnight. >>> fighting back. the president returns home after signing a nuclear treaty with russia. >>> and big comeback. fans welcome tiger woods back to the masters, as he puts up some of the best numbers of his career. >>> good morning. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm todd connor, for jeremy hubbard. there's twoping news this morning for the desperate search for four miners. >> overnight, rescue teams were back in the big branch mine. this morning, their families are keeping an anxious vigil. david kerley joins us from there. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, vinita and todd. two teams of eight are up inside the upper branch mine, look for the four unaccounted miners. a rescue attempt was made yesterday. but it was turned back because of toxic air. but federal officials say they will search the mine for the four unaccounted miners before 94 hours past. decided to pump nitrogen into the mine, to eliminate the possibility of
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